Tuesday, January 31, 2012

100 Days of School!

Snowman Measuring!

Student of the Month

Isabelle Henderson is exemplary example of Think Win-Win!  She treats all of her peers with respect and kindness.  Just yesterday, Isabelle took time away from what she wanted to do, to play with a boy who was feeling lonely and thought he had no friends.  Isabelle is well-liked and respected by her peers because she treats them the same way!

Sunday, January 29, 2012

Quick Up-Date

Monday is our 100 Day Party!  We will be having a lot of crazy fun tomorrow as we celebrate the 100th day of school.  We have been looking forward to this since the first day of school.  Of course, that means 100 days of kindergarten are over and there is only 80 more left to learn, learn, learn!  
Last week, we made snowman rulers and began measuring items around the room.  We practiced lining up the bottom of the ruler to the end of the object to get an accurate reading. This is a lot harder than it looks.  However, by day 2 most students were getting the hang of it.
Please continue to have your child read to you at home. This is probably one of the most important things you can do for your child's education.  Each week or two your child should be bringing home several books that contain sight words and word family words that we work on in class.  
I will be sending home more information on our Valentine's Day Party that is coming up!!!!!

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Fun Night 1 on PhotoPeach

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Friday, January 20, 2012

100th Day of School

On the 100th Day of School, we will be celebrating 100 days of Kindergarten!  The students are really excited as we have been working our way to 100 days by singing and counting to 100.  On that day, each child will bring 100 edible food items.  We will be putting them all together to make a snack for the class party.  Ideas for edible items would be 100 marshmallows, 100 cheerios, 100 m&m's.... you get the idea.  We will spend the day doing many activities that have to do with 100! 
As a side note- we have been practicing counting by 1's, 5's and 10's to get to 100!  Your child may need some extra help at home!

Monday, January 16, 2012

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Poetry Journals

Kindergarten has been rockin' on their Poetry Journals.  We have added 20 poems so far this year that we have been working on.  I am amazed at how far they have come with their reading.  Reading from our Poetry Journals have been a way for students to identify words they know, discover strategies for decoding unknown words and to develop fluency in their reading.  Identifying punctuation such as the exclamation mark and comma has added a lot of voice to our reading as well.  By the end of the year, students should bring home a whole volume of poetry that they can read to you!

Sunday, January 8, 2012

Back To Work!

Kindergarten will be focusing our studies on penguins and Martin Luther King, Jr this month.  We will also be anticipating the 100th day of school.   Our class will have a "100 Day" party on this date.  Each student will be encouraged to bring 100 edible food items such as cheerios, marshmallows, or candy, etc to make a snack mix to share.  The students have been practicing counting by 1's, 5's, and 10's to 100!  They are really excited about the 100th Day of school!!!!

Kindergarten Testing!

This week we will be testing for Quarter 2 Report Cards!  Quarter 2 ends on Friday, January 12.
Report Cards will be sent home on January 19th.  
There is no school for students on Monday, January 16th.  This is a work day for teachers.

Halloween Readers

Guest Readers on PhotoPeach

Jefferson County Park-

Jefferson County Park on PhotoPeach

Happy Halloween

Happy Halloween on PhotoPeach
Thanksgiving Feast on PhotoPeach